Gokyo Valley Trek

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5.0 Based on 5 Reviews
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • max group size 35
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +6
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Trekking to some of the most beautiful lakes of Nepal
  • Enjoy incredible views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu & Ngojumpa Glaciers from Gokyo Ri
  • Capture a glimpse of Buddhism and the beautiful Sherpa Culture.
Gokyo Valley treks take you to the Gokyo Lake and Fifth Lake. Some of the most rewarding features of this trek are the striking views of snow-topped peaks - Mt. Cho Oyu, Ngozumpa glacier, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Nuptse, Makalu and Nuptse. Furthermore, you can also continue trekking to Renjo pass after reaching Gokyo Peak. This trek takes you to a virgin route that always feels less crowded than the Khumbu Everest Region.

Upon arrival at Lukla, after taking a picturesque flight, our trek moves alongside the path of the Dudh Koshi River. We pass through jungles of pine, rhododendron and magnolia. Trekking around the Gokyo Lake in an area known as the Gokyo Ri is the major highlight of this trek. The route splits after Namche Bazaar which will take you to enjoy the most stunning views of Gokyo Lake and Gokyo valley.

We arrange exhilarating Gokyo Valley treks to let you experience the wonderful natural beauty of snow-capped mountains and landscapes. You will also see colorful flags fluttering over the peaks, famous monasteries, beautiful Sherpa villages and the energetic way of life of the Sherpas.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Jiri Hanzal
  • From Canada
  • On Apr 24 2018
5 - Excellent
Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri
“Great view on this trek. With the experience of our wonderful guide we got to see all the special places.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Nepal
  • On Mar 23 2018
5 - Excellent
Gokyo Ri and Valley Trek
“Great overall experience. Highlight was of course watching the sunrise over Mt. Everest after completing the somewhat grueling climb up Gokyo Ri. All worth it in the end!”
  • Nina
  • On Jan 12 2018
5 - Excellent
Trek of my life!
“This was the best trek I have ever done with an excellent professional guide from Unique Adventures. Everything was organized really well for us. I can really recommend this trek. It is so so beautiful and out of this world. You will be amazed! Best experience for me.”
  • Tiarn
  • From Australia
  • On Dec 10 2017
5 - Excellent
Gokyo trek
“It's challenging! but every second you are surrounded by absolutely incredible nature”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
  • Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 3: Stay at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
  • Day 4: Trek to Phortse
  • Day 5: Trek to Machhermo
  • Day 6: Trek to Gokyo Lake
  • Day 7: Day hike to Fifth Lake and back to Gokyo Lake
  • Day 8: Trek to Gokyo Ri and back to Machhermo
  • Day 9: Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 10: Trek to Lukla
  • Day 11: Fly to Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).
  • Pre-trek meeting.
  • 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
  • Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
  • Full board meal during the trek (Main course - breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu / Ramechhap - Lukla - Kathmandu / Ramechhap inclusive of all taxes and transfers.
  • All necessary trekking permits: Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher elevation.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag and down jacket and duffel bag
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Deluxe Trek Accommodation
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in KTM
  • 3 * Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 4 * Hotel in Kathmandu
  • 5 * Hotel in Kathmandu
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed while trekking).
  • Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationNOTE: 1. Urgent Notice for Domestic Flights (To/From Lukla) The Government of Nepal has announced the halt of all flight operations from Kathmandu to Lukla, tentatively. Flights to Lukla have now been re-directed to Manthali airport in the district of Ramechhap which is 132 Km east of Kathmandu until further notice, to avoid the heavy traffic congestion at Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap physically sits in the Tamakoshi River Valley and is located 132 km from Kathmandu (an approximately 3-4 hours drive). However, the early morning flight which departs at 6 am in the morning from Kathmandu will be available throughout this period, subject to early bookings at least 6 months to 1 year in advance prior to all Everest trips, which can be tedious in the peak season periods of spring and autumn. This too, is not guaranteed due to inclement weather patterns in these climatic changing times. All other flights after 6 am to Lukla will only be available from the airport in Ramechhap. Other than this, optionally, helicopter arrangements can be made for 5 people on a sharing basis with an addition of USD 500 for a one way flight per person with an exclusive choice [only yours] to change your airplane flights to the helicopter. We will try to coordinate ways to form groups at the airport for this arrangement, but again, this too cannot be guaranteed, especially in peak season periods. The drive to Ramechhap and flight to Lukla is almost always guaranteed unless the flight is canceled due to bad weather conditions. Travelers are requested to advise us on your preferred alternatives for flights to/from Lukla if/when possible delays or disruptions occur. We would truly appreciate your patience to bear with us in the mentioned circumstances above. Climate change and our, should we say, blessed geographical conditions; which can be a monster when least expected, has become the relevant cause for this, making us victims of unseen circumstances beyond our control. Thank you so much for your kind understanding. Recommended gear: Waterproof jackets Warm fleece jackets, jerseys, pullovers Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light leather boots Sleeping bags (preferably those rated -20 degree Celsius. You can rent them in Kathmandu) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband Fleece wind-stopper jackets (optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jackets Down vests and/or jackets (optional) Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer Sun hats/scarfs Light balaclavas/warm fleece hats Sunglasses with UV protection T-shirts Underwear Hiking shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light, expedition-weight thermal bottoms Fleece or woollen pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Hiking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Other necessary equipment: Headlamps (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag Basic first aid kits (We also provide a comprehensive first aid medical kit and oxymeter to the head guide) Large plastic bags to keep items dry inside your trekking bag Day packs (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended) Toiletries Small wash towels COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

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